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SFS Peru: More than I Could Have Imagined

by Raphaella Miscia


I’m sitting across from my friend and current student, Emily during lunch while on our excursion to the Tamshiyacu-Teahuayo National Preserve. She’s telling us about her group’s most recent outing...
March 12, 2020
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Faculty Post

Amazon River Expedition and Indigenous Knowledge

by Laura Morales, Ph.D.


Recently, we traveled with our students on an extended excursion to the Sucusari River. This excursion marks our fifth semester visiting this area to explore medicinal plants, see mature forests...
February 19, 2020
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10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Peru

by Lora Doughty


Peru: Amazing Amazon   Imagine peering out across the horizon – and all that meets the eye is dense green foliage. You take a deep breath, and the sweet, warm...
January 25, 2020
		
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Burning in the Amazon: Different Fires, Different Outcomes

by Laura Morales, Ph.D.


We checked in with Dr. Laura Morales, our lead faculty member at the SFS Center for Amazon Studies (based in the Iquitos region of Northwestern Peru) about the recent fires...
August 27, 2019
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The Right to Decide

by Lisbet Christoffersen, Ph.D.


The Right to Decide: Culture and Crop Diversity in the Andes In times where food production increasingly concentrates in large corporate monopolies, and the ingredients in our processed meals are...
April 9, 2019
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Katie Brown
Student Post

SFS Peru: A Reflection

by Katie Brown


As I sit down to write this blog, I reflect upon my journey abroad and all that it has meant to me. The people I’ve met, the friends I’ve made,...
April 8, 2019
		
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Katelyn Hammel
Student Post

Culture-Conscious Conservation in the Amazon

by Katelyn Hammel


As I tilt my head back and gaze up at the Milky Way stretching over the Yarapa River, I think about everything that I’ve seen today. The morning began with...
March 12, 2019
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Faculty Post

"Science Jamming" about Collpas on the Sucusari

by Laura Morales, Ph.D.


Why do we and other animals eat earth? More specifically, why do animals in the Western Amazon eat earth from certain places and how does this behavior affect them and...
February 26, 2019
		
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Final Impressions of Peru

by Sam Slevens


At the beginning of the fall semester, we asked student Sam Slevens about her first impressions of Peru. Now, as the semester comes to a close, she shared her thoughts...
December 6, 2018
		
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"Firsts" in Peru

by Molly Sayles


1. First time experiencing fabulous new fruits. We have been lucky enough to visit local chacras and sometimes the farmers hack into a fruit with a machete and let us...
November 7, 2018
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Bears, Bromeliads, Bosque de Nubes

by Lindsay Finnell


Hey friends and folks! We’ve just returned from two weeks in the Cusco region to the full brunt of tropical heat. Cusco is located in the Sacred Valley of the...
October 26, 2018
		
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Faculty Post

VIDEO: Tracking Andean Bears in Peru

by Mark Bowler, Ph.D.


Earlier this semester, SFS Peru journeyed to Wayqecha Biological Station, on the edge of Manu National Park, to learn about bear conservation. SFS' Dr. Mark Bowler put together a video...
May 7, 2018
		
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Cloud Forest Exploration

by Emily Hagerott


We’ve spent the past week of class road tripping through the Andes Mountains near Cusco, stopping periodically for lectures or to visit museums. I’ve particularly enjoyed all of our field...
March 14, 2018
		
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